Like superheroes, the Boondock Betties actually formed because of some sinister circumstances. The Originals were all attempted twitter hacks of some random crazed fan of one of the actors in the film.
I had posted a blog entry in December 2009 called “The DOs and DON’Ts of Being a Fan” on posterous. The morning after I awoke to a comment on the blog that was incredibly disturbing. Two days later, hack attempts were made.
The Dirty Dozen banded together via twitter and I created a list called the “Cyberspace Collective”. Once the problem was resolved, I realized that the name was wrong for us. We were brought together because we shared a love for the Boondock Saints. We’re all incredibly strong women, so I renamed us “The Boondock Betties”.
During that time, we learned a lot about each other. Though we all come from different backgrounds and places, we have grown to respect and deeply care for each other.
January 3, 2010 – True to the awards ceremony, @VeganVita, the winner of the “Bettie Most Likely to Write a Song About This” showcased the Boondock Betties theme song on her posterous account. We rocked out, and still continue to do so. We even got some love from Mahoney!
On January 6, 2010 – We gave Norman his birthday video. Chelsea slaved like a fiend to make it and it came out so well (despite my grammatical funkups… yep… I’m a writer, not an editor.)! Reedus dug the crap out of it.
As soon as Norman gave us a shoutout, he was flooded with “I wanna be a Bettie” replies. THAT was how the Brigade began! So, thanks to Norman for being awesome 😉
Shortly after, Chelsea and Amanda were contacted by @TheSaintsReturn offering up some swag for another Boondock Betties Award installment!
They went to twitter with a plea for fan videos and got some really great entries!
Thus, the Impromptu Boondock Bettie Awards was made! There was even a guest appearance by someone stealing their thunder.
January 27th, 2010 – The Boondock Saints had their VIP Party in Los Angeles and most of the Betties were admittedly upset. We banded together and made our own videos either celebrating the Boondock Saints or mourning their lack of East Coast Love. Check em out!
I admittedly got a little mean and fucked with my friend –
1. In which our villain (me) monologues her evil plan
2. In which our villain received unanticipated backlash
3. Act 3! Verbal Hugs!
After all of our sadness, imagine how tickled we were to find out about The Boondock Saints 10th Anniversary Tour!
There were a few before this, but I don’t remember where… Anywho!
WE WANT YOUR PICTURES!!! Email a link (or pics) to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll toss em up here for all to enjoy!
03/06/2010 – DVD RELEASE PARTY – TORONTO
03/09/2010 – DVD RELEASE PARTY – NEW YORK CITY (New York… Duh.)
03/11/2010 – (10th ANNIVERSARY BDS ORIGINAL FILM IN THEATRES) VIP after-party – RIRA (Portland, Maine)
03/15/2010 – KENT STATE (Kent, Ohio)
03/17/2010 – St. Paddy’s Day at “The Paradise” BOSTON (Massachusetts… Duh.)
03/25/2010 – COLLEGE OF WM & MARY (Williamsburg, VA)